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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Run3, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. Run3

    Run3 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    So... Im a bit sick of having to use the powerbutton (on the top of my desire) everytime I have to either lock og unlock the screen. Is there a setting or an app that will let me lock and unlock the screen solely by using the touchscreen?

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  2. Run3

    Run3 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Nobody knows? The thing is I'm a bit sacred to ware out the power button :s
  3. sookster54

    sookster54 Android Expert

    By rooting and installing a custom ROM such as CyanogenMod or OpenDesire or Defrost you should be able to wake the phone up with the trackball however there is also a kernel patch out there for Sense that disables the power button for wake and enables the trackball (also needs root).
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  4. Run3

    Run3 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Ok, suppose i have to root my desire then. Sound like you're saying one can root and keep the the android/sense ROM (and then patch it). Nice, i didnt know that.
  5. sookster54

    sookster54 Android Expert

    Not so sure about that, however if you look at teppic74's pre-rooted Sense rom over at XDA's Desire forums, he has an init.d version which allows custom add-ons and I think that patch works with it.

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  6. Das_Jeeb

    Das_Jeeb Member

    You used to be able to unlock with the menu button but that was removed in FroYo for some reason.
  7. jim_h

    jim_h Android Enthusiast

    Yes, you can keep Sense and root and have all sorts of other goodies you wouldn't otherwise get by installing a custom rom :)

    XDA developers is a great place to see all the different options available to you, but I'd stick to this forum for learning the art of rooting and installing roms.
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  8. speedycolzalez

    speedycolzalez Android Enthusiast

    Widgetlocker allows you to unlock the phone with other buttons. No root required.
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  9. pezzer

    pezzer Newbie

    So does LockBot(Free) and I use Lock Screen Widget to ...... err Lock the screen. No root required for either and saves the Power on/off button.
  10. dan55

    dan55 Android Expert

    cool - will be trying these - using power button all the time is annoying imo

  11. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    what a great app!!!!
  12. dan55

    dan55 Android Expert

    Is there a way of doing flight mode without
    Power button too? I use it at night so not disturbed
  13. dan55

    dan55 Android Expert

    ok have installed widget locker - but it doesnt let me unlock phone with selected trackball :/ ie when the screen is actually locked and blank
  14. dan55

    dan55 Android Expert

    sorted - need to enable easy wake up option - all good :)
  15. JayJayW

    JayJayW Member

    I've put flight mode on one of my home screens, along with GPS, bluetooth and wifi. If you go to add widgets then settings you will find them in there. I put them all there so I can turn them off and on easily.
  16. dan55

    dan55 Android Expert

    cool - thanks
  17. 1208

    1208 Member

    How exactly? looked in the settings but cant find anything that relates to this, I have to press the Power Button then the Lockbot screen comes up :thinking:
  18. JayJayW

    JayJayW Member

    Am I the only one who likes the way the screen is locked and unlocked? Makes it almost impossible for it to come unlocked and ring someobdy on your pocket.
  19. pezzer

    pezzer Newbie

    Maybe you need to fiddle with the Config. On mine if I press the home button it wakes up the screen and take you to Home. If i press the other buttons it takes you to the Lockbot Lockscreen which needs another swipe/press.
  20. 1208

    1208 Member

    I went ahead and bought Widgetlocker, great App but got a problem. I turned off the 'Use Visable Pattern' in the main settings but it still comes up after I use the Unlock in WL. This is bugging me somewhat and I cant find anything in WL settings to change it :(
  21. SlugForAButt

    SlugForAButt Newbie

    Widgetlocker for the win. :)
  22. MikeC1408

    MikeC1408 Android Enthusiast

    Nope, I agree with you.

    You could always install Lockscreen from the Market, gives you a widget for the homescreen that locks the phone
  23. dan55

    dan55 Android Expert

    yep - just added lockscreen widget myself :)
    seems to work well with WL
  24. emjayto

    emjayto Lurker

    I just installed No Lock by BoD and it seems to work great. Plus, it's free. Widget locker is 7 bucks on my phone.
    Once locked, I hit the tracker ball and my phone's good to go.
  25. dan55

    dan55 Android Expert

    $7 is that right?! im sure i didnt pay that much for it

    even if it was still rate it - working well now for a month :)

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